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I’m amazed I’m the first one to comment on the cat playing the shell game. One of my cats was sitting in my lap as I watched it and I immediately said to her, “You are waaaay too dumb to do that.”
(In a very loving way, accompanied by ear scratching, of course.)

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January 16, 2013 on The Petting Zoo: The Week’s Top 10 Animal Videos

Agree that Lucy Liu gets the win for ensemble that was not boring AND still attractive.

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January 14, 2013 on The 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Agreed. Someone pointed out that the advantage of a floor-length gown is that if you wanted to, you could wear flats/slippers. I liked her speeches!

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January 14, 2013 on The 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Agree. I was in a room with half a dozen people and we were all horrified and the slow train wreck we were witnessing. Also, Mel Gibson is a truly horrible person. Maybe he wasn’t as horrible (or was better at hiding his horribleness) back when Jodie Foster met him in the “Maverick” days but it 100% verifiable these days that he is a violent, misogynistic, racist, antisemitic piece of walking garbage. I’m not saying the “oh so private” Ms. Foster has to go on a press tour denouncing him, but she also doesn’t have to invite him to be her guest and sit front row center at an internationally televised awards show.
Sorry. Not a funny or pithy comment but I’m really hacked off at the reaction that it was a “brave, moving” speech. Know what would be brave? Helping out scared teenagers that are not rich, famous, and powerful, by coming out for real much, much earlier. Not saying you have to become Ms. Lesbian, but you can help normalize homosexuality. Don’t like your privacy invaded? Find a different line of work. Sheesh!

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January 14, 2013 on The 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Join me fellow Gen Xers in a trip down memory lane. Remember seeing E.T. in the theater and how there was always at least one uncontrollably sobbing kids that had to be dragged/carried out of the theater?

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August 20, 2012 on SPOILER ALERT: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green Looks Dumb

I did feel more sympathy for O’Brien this season. On the other hand, I found myself chuckling over this scenario. Say you have Spanish Flu. You are in a very, very bad way. Your maid (whom you have place more trust in than your own husband on multiple occasions) informs you that she deliberately caused the death of your unborn son, thus not only killing your baby-to-be, but also destroying your family’s chance of retaining the inheritance you brought to the marriage, and the house you live in.
How exactly does that scene end?
Option 1: The emotional shock is too much and you instantly drop dead.
Option 2: With a burst of adrenaline-fueled rage, you kill your maid, THEN drop dead.
Good scene!

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June 12, 2012 on Downton Abbey S02E08: Season Finale

If you gotta go, it’s a great last thing to see before you close your eyes forever…

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June 12, 2012 on Downton Abbey S02E08: Season Finale

I love Death Proof. I wish folks who say they don’t like Grind House would try watching Death Proof solo, because yeah, that zombie movie drags after a while. I really think Death Proof is underrated. Also… Zoe Bell!!!! :)

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June 8, 2012 on This Week In Movie Trailers, You Guys

Agreed. You just hate him so much, but when he actually shows emotion and hurt, it gets me every time. Remember in the first episode in season 1 when that horrible Duke guy burns the letters and basically leaves Thomas high and dry? Also, in this season when that solider at the hospital kills himself? Sniff!
(That gif is starting to make me dizzy though, gotta say!)

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June 5, 2012 on Downton Abbey S02E07: Everybody’s Kissing Everybody Else

I read British mystery novels, so I can tell you that (at least during this period) if someone in England was purchasing poison they had to sign the “poison book” that was kept at the chemist (that’s pharmacy to you). So I’m guessing that’s how Scotland Yard figured out Bates bought it. Also why Anna was so concerned and kept TELLING Bates he should fess up before they found out, because she KNEW how easy it would be to find out.
Sheesh. I love Bates, but Anna’s definitely the brains of that duo.

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June 5, 2012 on Downton Abbey S02E07: Everybody’s Kissing Everybody Else

I think they did a nice job of setting it up. They’ve had Cora’s bitchiness escalate in the last couple of episodes, and he was clearly frustrated with her. They’ve also pointed out how he’s been feeling useless, with the other members of his family having stuff to do and him feeling left out an alone. I know, boo hoo. Doesn’t excuse it, but does explain it. He also obviously feels terrible about it. I still like him. He done far more cool things than uncool things, and this episode just demonstrated he’s human.

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June 5, 2012 on Downton Abbey S02E07: Everybody’s Kissing Everybody Else

I share the frustration/irritation that many have with Branson. But then the “upstairs” folks like Mary say things like, “do you want money to pay for the room?”
?!?!?!?!
and I think maybe if I had to endure people talking to me like all. the. time…. it might make sometimes act like a complete jerk, too.

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June 5, 2012 on Downton Abbey S02E07: Everybody’s Kissing Everybody Else

It’s impressive that someone who hated O’Brien as much as I do was pulling for her at various points in this episode. She looked so lonely smoking by herself, didn’t she? And when she gave that look to Ethel after Ethel made that crack about “at your age” I cackled with glee and was like “oh, it’s ON!” Also, as a student of history I concluded a long time ago that that WWI was basically the worst, so I can kind of get Thomas opting for getting his hand shot off. So, yeah, rooting for O’Brien and Thomas. Wartime does strange things….

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April 17, 2012 on Downton Abbey S02E01: Get Your There’s A War On

He was a judge for the Man Booker Prize?!?! I honestly didn’t think I could love him more than I already did. I stand corrected. (Actually I swoon corrected.)

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April 17, 2012 on Downton Abbey S02E01: Get Your There’s A War On

Amazon streaming. Didn’t you read my super-late comment about that at the end of Kelly’s last recap? It’s $40 well spent, and it’s in HD! :) You’re welcome.

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April 17, 2012 on Downton Abbey S02E01: Get Your There’s A War On

This thing really is great. Best part is when Nick Cage dials a number and then Nick Cage answers the phone.

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April 17, 2012 on Nicolas Cage Performs John Cage’s “4:33″

Thanks! I love getting these tips. Along those lines…. The jerk London aunt looked soooo familiar to me, and it was bugging me and bugging me, because I’m usually good at recognizing actors. Not by name, you understand, but by, “oh it’s the dude/chick from ____.”
So anyway, the jerk London aunt. Finally figured it out. I’m sure she’s been in lots of stuff, but she was Moneypenny in the Pierce Bronson James Bond films. Whew! I’m sure you are all now as relieved as I was I figured that out! You are welcome, and apologies for this ridiculous post.

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April 3, 2012 on Downton Abbey S01E07: The Bate(s) War (Season 1 Finale)

It can be downloaded via Amazon. Which I did. Immediately after I finished the season 1 finale.
Kelly, I will mail you an Amazon gift card to pay for you to download it and continue these recaps. My Tuesdays will be bereft without it!

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April 3, 2012 on Downton Abbey S01E07: The Bate(s) War (Season 1 Finale)

I love Sybil, but just want to switch the subject to another sister. Am I the only one who likes Edith? I feel sorry for her, and I think she can be pretty darn funny. Her family basically tells her to her face that they think she is “the ugly one” (huh? I’d like to be that ugly!) and you know that Mary has spent their whole lives screwing Edith over. Yeah, bad on Edith to write the letter to London, but after a lifetime of this, I can kind of see how she reached a breaking point. So, am I crazy or what?

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March 27, 2012 on Downton Abbey S01E06: Matthew And Mary Sitting In A Tree, Dow-Ow-Own-Ton Ah-Ah-Bey

Um, I think there is something up with the cook. Anybody else think there is something up with the cook? Seems really flustered all the time.

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March 13, 2012 on Downton Abbey S01E04: Lady Sybil Gets A Genie Frock